BATON ROUGE, La. — Two games into Ed Orgeron’s tenure as LSU’s interim head coach, Coach O has led LSU back into the realm of the ranked.
Coming off of Saturday night’s 45-10 victory over Southern Miss at Tiger Stadium, LSU jumped to No. 25 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. LSU is the eighth-ranked team in the SEC in Top 25, including No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M.
This is the first time that LSU has been ranked since before the team’s Sept. 24 loss to Auburn, the loss that resulted in Les Miles being fired and Orgeron being promoted to head coach.
LSU faces its first of five-consecutive ranked SEC foes this weekend when the Tigers host No. 23 Ole Miss next Saturday. Prior to yesterday, Ole Miss was ranked No. 12, but the Rebels lost 34-30 to Arkansas Saturday. The matchup will be LSU’s first game against a ranked opponent this season.